Some freinds and I went out to the gamelands Saturday morning. There was alot of shooting in nearby fields, but we only saw a double - managed to call 1 in and Ace'd em.
We spent the rest of the day scouting for Monday and found a good sized flock (75 - 100) feeding in a pasture. (Most of the birds I have seen have been feeding in pastures, the cattle must be feeding on fodder right now so they must be picking out the remains)
Anyways, we got permission to hunt on the property. The birds came in 2 flocks... landed about 75 yards outside the dekes. They didnt flare like I have seen before... they just didnt like something in our spread.
Spent the evening dove hunting.
I recently bought some Flocked Full-body decoys and had them mixed in with some unflocked dekes. The difference in decoys was very noticible to me. Could this have been the problem, and has anyone else encountered it before?
Cut em' up